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My Guantǹamo diary : the detainees and the stories they told me / Mahvish Rukhsana Khan.

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Brownstown PL - Brownstown 909.83 K45 (Text) 79361000012843 Adult Nonfiction - History Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781586484989
  • ISBN: 1586484982
  • ISBN: 9781586487072 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, [2008]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302).
Summary, etc.:
Mahvish Khan is an American lawyer, born in Michigan to immigrant Afghan parents. Outraged that her country was illegally imprisoning people at Guantánamo, she volunteered to translate for the prisoners. She spoke their language, understood their customs, and brought them Starbucks chai, the closest available drink to the kind of tea they would drink at home. And they quickly befriended her, offering fatherly advice as well as a uniquely personal insight into their plight, and that of their families thousands of miles away. For Khan, the experience was a validation of her Afghan heritage--as well as her American freedoms, which allowed her to intervene at Guantánamo purely out of her sense that it was the right thing to do. Mahvish Khan's story is a challenging, brave test of who she is--and who we are.--From publisher description.
Subject: Khan, Mahvish Rukhsana > Diaries.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 > Prisoners and prisons, American.
Afghan War, 2001- > Prisoners and prisons, American.
Prisoners of war > Cuba > Guantǹamo Bay Naval Base.
Prisoners of war > United States.
Guantǹamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)

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